By Sara Burnett
An open-government organization filed an ethics complaint today against lobbyist and former Rep. Anne McGihon, saying the Denver Democrat improperly lent her name to a campaign event for a Democratic state House candidate.
It was just one of multiple allegations of election-related wrongdoing that are flying around as the season heats up….
Meanwhile the conservative organization Compass Colorado blasted House Dems for posting a press release about a failed bill that identified state Rep. Joe Miklosi as a candidate for the 6th Congressional district.
Candidates are not allowed to use state resources for campaign or personal purposes, but House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino came to the defense of his staff.
“You can tell it’s an election year when a political attack outfit tries to twist a simple restatement of a well-known fact into a campaign violation,” he said. “The GOP is trying to distract us from another fact — that they’ve cost us more than $3.6 million, and counting, by sitting on HB12-1005.”
The finger-pointing also carried over to campaign finance filings, with accusations of lawmakers receiving in-session contributions from lobbyists.